Images of an unreleased Apple MagSafe charging accessory called the “Apple Magic Charger” have surfaced online over the past few weeks.
Collector of rare Apple products and Twitter user “mr blueThe first images shared of the unreleased accessory earlier this month. Since then, other Asia-based collectors appear to have gotten their hands on Design Validation Test (DVT) versions of the device and are sharing images online.
TheBlueMister has set out to disassemble the accessory to restore it to working order, showing part of this process. On twitter. Connecting to a Mac reveals that the unreleased accessory is called “Apple Magic Charger”.
The accessory features a white, rubberized MagSafe charger inside a rounded square of anodized aluminum that can be pushed out in an upright position. It appears to have a space gray finish and includes a white rubber base to keep it in place on a surface, as well as a built-in braided USB-C charging cable. It also appears to bear a resemblance to the iPhone Lightning Dock. The Twitter user known as “DuanRui” shared additional images of the unreleased Apple Magic Charger today.
The accessory’s design is similar to the Apple Watch hinged charger in the MagSafe Duo and the now-discontinued Apple Watch magnetic charging dock, and marks the first time a MagSafe charger has been seen in a hinged implementation in an official Apple Watch accessory. Manzana.
The design appears to be somewhat limited for the iPhone as it cannot be placed upright on the charger, which is useful for viewing content only in landscape mode. The MagSafe puck could, of course, charge an iPhone when laid flat, as well as AirPods that have a MagSafe charging case.
TheBlueMister says that an earlier version of the Apple Magic Charger design was limited to holding an iPhone only in a vertical and horizontal position, and these limitations were apparently among the key reasons Apple removed the product.
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